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Help me Daid or anyone!

I'm trying to slice a model in Cura, a big one for a big print, but after about an hour of calculation, I get an error message saying something went wrong during slicing, and the model has disappeared. I tried twice and it happened both times.

My model is very clean I think, I spent a lot of time doing all kind of check to make sure everything is closed, merged and fully manifold.

Here is the log. I can see the last line says Memory Error. Does that mean I ran out of RAM? because I still had plenty, I sliced this at work where I have 12 gig of memory, on powerful. The model is "only" 200000 poly. Sure it's a lot, but it's already optimized and necessary for the sculpture I want to print. I have sliced models with more polygons that this before, but they where not as big in term of volume.

Maybe I'm missing something form the log, some operation that might have generated this memory error, like a division by zero or something. If someone want to take a look at the model itself, I can post it.

I'm using version 13.04, not the beta. I have sliced many models in cura, some more complex, this is the first time this happens to me.


0.00: 0 Missing default setting for: 'extruder_offset_x0'
0.00: 0.0 Missing default setting for: 'extruder_offset_y0'
0.02: 0.0
4.33: File E:\upperbody.obj is being chain exported.
1251.52: Carve procedure took 20 minutes 24 seconds (26282586).
1477.56: Preface procedure took 4 minutes 13 seconds (125350399).
2908.04: Inset procedure took 23 minutes 43 seconds (122885135).
5310.09: Warning, deltaX in addSegmentToPixelTable in euclidean is 0.
5310.09: (1289.30416757+41.1167303976j)
5310.09: (1289.30416757+41.1167303976j)
5310.09: 0
5310.09: 0
5310.34: 0.097284
5310.34: Warning, deltaX in addSegmentToPixelTable in euclidean is 0.
5310.34: (1289.30416757+41.1167303976j)
5310.34: (1289.30416757+41.1167303976j)
5310.34: 0
5310.34: 0
5310.34: 0.097284
5310.34: Warning, deltaX in addValueSegmentToPixelTable in euclidean is 0.
5310.34: (1289.30416757+41.1167303976j)
5310.34: 1
5310.34: (1289.30416757+41.1167303976j)
5310.34: 0.097284
5310.34: Warning, deltaX in addSegmentToPixelTable in euclidean is 0.
5310.34: (1289.30416757+41.1167303976j)
5310.34: (1289.30416757+41.1167303976j)
5310.34: 0
5310.34: 0
5311.11: 0.097284
5311.11: Warning, deltaX in addSegmentToPixelTable in euclidean is 0.
5311.11: (1289.30416757+41.1167303976j)
5311.11: (1289.30416757+41.1167303976j)
5311.11: 0
5311.11: 0
5311.54: 0.097284
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "app_main.py", line 51, in run_toplevel
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\pypy\lib-python\2.7\runpy.py", line 162, in _run_module_as_main
"__main__", fname, loader, pkg_name)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\pypy\lib-python\2.7\runpy.py", line 72, in _run_code
exec code in run_globals
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\__main__.py", line 216, in <module>
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\__main__.py", line 85, in main
File "Cura\slice\cura_sf\skeinforge_application\skeinforge_plugins\craft_plugins\export.py", line 269, in getOutput
gcodeText = skeinforge_craft.getChainTextFromProcedures(fileName, procedures[: -1], gcodeText)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\skeinforge_application\skeinforge_utilities\skeinforge_craft.py", line 42, in getChainTextFromProcedures
text = craftModule.getCraftedText(fileName, text)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\skeinforge_application\skeinforge_plugins\craft_plugins\fill.py", line 415, in getCraftedText
return getCraftedTextFromText( archive.getTextIfEmpty(fileName, gcodeText), repository )
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\skeinforge_application\skeinforge_plugins\craft_plugins\fill.py", line 425, in getCraftedTextFromText
return FillSkein().getCraftedGcode( repository, gcodeText )
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\skeinforge_application\skeinforge_plugins\craft_plugins\fill.py", line 1158, in getCraftedGcode
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\skeinforge_application\skeinforge_plugins\craft_plugins\fill.py", line 952, in addFill
self.addThreadsBridgeLayer(layerIndex, nestedRings, rotatedLayer)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\skeinforge_application\skeinforge_plugins\craft_plugins\fill.py", line 1097, in addThreadsBridgeLayer
euclidean.addToThreadsRemove(extrusionHalfWidth, nestedRings, self.oldOrderedLocation, self, threadSequence)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\fabmetheus_utilities\euclidean.py", line 219, in addToThreadsRemove
getTransferClosestNestedRing(extrusionHalfWidth, nestedRings, oldOrderedLocation, skein, threadSequence)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\fabmetheus_utilities\euclidean.py", line 1630, in getTransferClosestNestedRing
closestNestedRing.addToThreads(extrusionHalfWidth, oldOrderedLocation, skein, threadSequence)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\fabmetheus_utilities\euclidean.py", line 2276, in addToThreads
threadFunctionDictionary[threadType](extrusionHalfWidth, oldOrderedLocation, skein, threadSequence)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\fabmetheus_utilities\euclidean.py", line 2254, in addPerimeterInner
addToThreadsFromLoop(extrusionHalfWidth, 'edge', self.loop[:], oldOrderedLocation, skein)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\fabmetheus_utilities\euclidean.py", line 213, in addToThreadsFromLoop
skein.addGcodeFromThreadZ(loop + [loop[0]], oldOrderedLocation.z)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\skeinforge_application\skeinforge_plugins\craft_plugins\fill.py", line 956, in addGcodeFromThreadZ
self.distanceFeedRate.addGcodeFromThreadZ( thread, z )
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\fabmetheus_utilities\gcodec.py", line 305, in addGcodeFromThreadZ
self.addGcodeMovementZ(point, z)
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_13.04\Cura\slice\cura_sf\fabmetheus_utilities\gcodec.py", line 310, in addGcodeMovementZ
self.output.write(self.getLinearGcodeMovement(point, z) + '\n')


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It's a 32bit application, which means it runs out of memory after consuming 2GB of memory. (The amount of memory is not only related to the amount of polygons, but also to the internal volume of the model)

Checkout the Cura BETA thread, it contains a link to the 13.05 testing versions, these are much more suited to slice large models. I've sliced things up to 3000 layers on 500k polygon models without issues.


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